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Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Original post made on Jul 23, 2019

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board of directors considers a new proposal that would roughly triple ridership by 2040.

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Posted by I had to quit CalTrain
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Due to it's lack of acceptable service for bikes and after a friend got her bike stolen because she could not sit in an area to watch it, I decided to go 100% with the bike and quit CalTrain. I used to have to ride when CalTrian would bump me due to lack of room anyway, so now, though it takes a bit longer, the commute time is dependable. It was not like that w/ CalTrain.
Cyclists cannot depend on it.


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Posted by love CalTrain - home to the city
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 12:54 pm

"Cyclists cannot depend on it."

I haven't had those problems, or been able to work around them. Works better than a lot of communities where I've tried public transit. Yes, still needs improving.

Sorry to hear that.


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Posted by Morning issues
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

Cyclists starting from SF have no issue with being bumped because the cars are empty. Try getting on in Palo Alto or Mountain View, it's a whole 'nother world.
You end up being late a lot.
Going home is not as bad as mornings. Starting from SF the cars are always empty so no bumping would be expected.


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Posted by Mike94040
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 23, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Mike94040 is a registered user.

Caltrain always talks about commute service, but one of it's greatest failings is it's midday service, claiming that ridership is too low to sustain a schedule that includes a train every 15 minutes. But, who wants to plan on taking a train that only operates every hour? If you miss it, you're stuck. Lets add some non-commute trains so people can move around all day and evening!


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Posted by Great
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jul 23, 2019 at 6:41 pm

The nice thing about Caltrain is their excellent ability to predict their performance


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